1) Access routes to the turf-pits.
1317-8 ‘half an acre on le Turfgates’, Yapham
1528 ‘a road called a Turffegate’, Keighley
1570 ‘not keeping the water outside the Turffe gate’, Slaithwaite
1640 that euery householder do come or send a suffitient labourer to the mending of the ... turfgates, Holmfirth. Turfway was a less common word: 1582 a waye commonlie called Gisburne turffe waye. It gave rise to several minor places, including: 1492 via voc’ Turfewey, Sowerby. The modern spelling of this Sowerby name is Turgate Lane.